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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Our Crumbling Government

Guess it's pretty obvious.

DELMONICO'S, near Wall Street, is a bit like The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in Douglas Adams' book of the same name. Get a window seat there right now and you can watch the universe end while you await your steak. But if you fancy tamer fare then try a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Get a window seat there now and you'll be entertained by the end of the Malaysian Government.

The death throes of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's Government are fascinating. Like someone who cannot swim but who has just been thrown overboard, Abdullah is grabbing at anything to try to save himself. So far, he's gone for that developing-world tool of choice: jailing dissenters. That's a pity because these days Malaysians are more sophisticated than that.

Read the rest of Michael Backman's take on how Malaysia's Government is crumbling, but the Opposition is stumbling.

I must disagree with the notion, however, that the Opposition is all about one man.

6 comments:

Knights Templar said...

Ahh, Delmonico's ...Delmonico Steak, Delmonico Potatoes, Eggs Benedict, Lobster Newburg, and Baked Alaska.Way out of my lunch budget i must say,dont earn as much as Engineers do my dear.Shall find a quaint place along Heritage Row at jalan Doraisamy and will get a window seat and shall ponder on what Mike Backman wrote,which i must say is nothing much.

At 1530Hrs today,Hopefully Pak Lah will let go of the vine that he has desperatly grabbed for way too long... Hopefully .

-naga- said...

"I must disagree with the notion, however, that the Opposition is all about one man."

Sadly, there is none at all, in both PR and BN. We really don't have a leader who can hold the country's collar and rule. Anwar smells less stinkier, as Michael Backman puts it, but that's it.

zewt said...

but that one man is now very quiet... too quiet...

Crankster said...

Engineers earn next to nothing, dear Knights, so Delmonico is also off my budget. :) Besides, judging by the way the stock markets are behaving, the waiters might be from Wall Street.

I'm not sure I want Pak Lah to leave. He is the lesser of the evils.

Naga, we've never really had any good leaders, probably we are just beginning to evolve into thinkers and not blind followers.

Zewt, that one man has lost the confidence of quite a few people. But I don't worry too much. I believe in doing what is right, not in trying to play kingmaker.

Knights Templar said...

Cranky Girl ...I'm not sure I want Pak Lah to leave. He is the lesser of the evils... hmmmmm . i'm just beggining to understand you.As you might be aware by now ,i'm no ANWAR fan but ,Pak Lah has to go.There is no compromise on this.If the other evil takes over and screws things up ...I belive that the Ballot and Natural Justice will prevail.

Shalom

Crankster said...

Hahaha. You want UMNO to screw itself. :)